Thursday, March 29, 2012
The following clip, filmed recently in Whistler, B.C., is of Christi Rougoor bungee jumping with her wheelchair. Rougoor connected with 9Lives Adventures, a company that specializes in assisting people with disabilities to participate in extreme sports. 9Lives held a contest to have someone win the opportunity to perform the feat and show that people with disabilities can still be adrenaline junkies. With Rougoor, a high school teacher, having a very active lifestyle prior to her accident, this bungee jump was an experience that will help her reclaim a part of who she was before her accident. Enjoy the clip!
Monday, March 26, 2012
Here is another clip of Colin Furze's insanely fast mobility scooter racing a plane that is taking off. As you can see, the scooter manages to keep up with the plane quite easily. Enjoy the clip!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Rudolf Mihu's Comb Multifolding Wheelchair Concept, named because of the use of honeycomb shapes, was designed under the premise that current manual wheelchairs are too bulky when folded and stored and a rethink on how to make a manual wheelchair more compact when stored was needed. This concept wheelchair features an innovative folding mechanism that enables its user to easily store the chair when not in use or during transport. Mihu envisions to use materials such as aluminum, carbon fiber, or titanium to construct this ultra-lightweight wheelchair. More information and images after the jump.